Hybrid approach for free energy calculations with high-level methods: Application to the SN 2 reaction of CH Cl3 and O H- in water

Marat Valiev, Bruce C. Garrett, Ming Kang Tsai, Karol Kowalski, Shawn M. Kathmann, Gregory K. Schenter, Michel Dupuis

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We present an approach to calculate the free energy profile along a condensed-phase reaction path based on high-level electronic structure methods for the reactive region. The bulk of statistical averaging is shifted toward less expensive descriptions by using a hierarchy of representations that includes molecular mechanics, density functional theory, and coupled cluster theories. As an application of this approach we study the reaction of CH Cl3 with O H- in aqueous solution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number051102
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 13


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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